A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Relationships

5 Things I’ve Learned as a Newlywed

Before I got married, people told me that the first few years of marriage would be difficult. Sound familiar? You probably have heard this too. But, my marriage of nearly two years has been nothing short of a special blessing in my life. Th... Read More »

5 Things I've Learned as a Newlywed

Before I got married, people told me that the first few years of marriage would be difficult. Sound familiar? You probably have heard this too. But, my marriage of nearly two years has been nothing short of a special blessing in my life. Th... Read More »

How {TO} Be a Bridezilla

My journey in ministry has taken me through a variety of positions and responsibilities. During one of God’s more creative (or comical) times in my life I served a very large church as their food service director, special events coordinat... Read More »

4 Myths on Delaying Marriage

June is finally over, and the wedding explosion on your social media that occurs every June is finally decreasing. I’m part of the trend—my husband and I just celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary during the month which The Nationa... Read More »

One Proud Mama Bear

If you are a follower of Christ, and God has not placed a child in your arms or your home, you are still called to mother. God hasn't short-changed you in the motherhood department. Read More »

When You’ve Gone Too Far…Again

As I sat across from her, I could see the sadness in her eyes. And then the confession: “Amanda, my boyfriend and I went ‘too far’… again!!” My first reaction was to blame the guy for putting pressure on her, but then ... Read More »

Letting Go of the Divine Bargain

Once there was a woman who loved God deeply. She knew that He was good and she tried to follow him every day out of gratitude for all that He had done for her. He was all she needed. But this woman had a deep desire to be married. And as he... Read More »

Have You Facebook-Proofed Your Marriage?

Social networking – few things have so defined and shaped our culture. From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest, it seems like everyone who is anyone has one, if not multiple, ways to stay connected. Whether it is looking at pictures of ... Read More »

Why We Love Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl

It isn’t easy to take an honest, vulnerable look at your dating experiences. Try publishing it for everyone to read. In Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, Paula Hendricks describes how her revolvi... Read More »

Is Male Headship a Result of the Fall?

One of my favorite things about being married to a college pastor is building relationships with the girls in our group. Inevitably, there are two young people who fall in love, consider marriage, and decide they need marriage/relationship ... Read More »